I look forward to seeing the finished Manntainer outshopped in a splendour of yellow livery...Evening,
A bit of work on the old work bench progressed today,
The conversion of a Accucraft IOM 4 wheel pairs chassis to a flat truck/ runner was finished and painted.
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and a start was made on making the first of 2 containers, this one is an A type, the next will be a BD
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I love the Andy Capp figure, where did you get him?As you like work in progress pics here are some of the Hull Barnsley and North Eastern Heritage Railway. It is a fictional preservation line based in the Beverley Road area of Hull, near my home. I started working with laser cut 1/24 scale MDF brickwork and wagon bodies but now use Foamex. I don't score the brickwork as it looks great, but is v time consuming. I now have bricks and tiles printed onto Foamex then use it to build houses etc. It's like 00 brick paper effect but bigger.
I also use Jacksons 1/24 windows where possible or scratch build if they don't suit what I'm doing. Some of the buildings like the Chapel, Stepney Station and the Station Inn are still there although often altered so I can photograph and measure them. The ones that have gone are recreated using old photos. My style is Toytown as this is basically a themed giant toy train set. It will be displayed with information boards with "proper" photos and text describing the history of railways and docks in Hull.
A closer look will show I need to add chimneys, wagon loads etc. and assemble the signal box. I have some loco conversions in hand but will probably run some Thomas stock "as is" to interest younger viewers. I also have some 1/24 figures and vehicles in the early stages of painting up. This section of the railway is based on the Stepney area and is the NER dock line and Hornsea/ Withernsea route.
Further up Beverley Road is the H&B "topline" a high level line running on an embankment and bridges to avoid more level crossings. My stuff for this is mostly in the planning stage. If anyone in the Hull area is interested in helping me set up the displays of this get in touch and I will give you some more info. Steve M.
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A guy was selling them on Ebay. They were a bit pricey but I wanted one as the cartoonists brother in law, Lance Barrett ran a chip shop round the corner from us when we lived on Alliance Ave. in Hull many moons ago. I think they were made by Schleich which is quite strange. He had quite a few it may be worth a look if you want one.I love the Andy Capp figure, where did you get him?
Hooked up the loco Tx to a spare motor and it seems fine, had a play with the options and it's not as complex as it seems. However the main reason for it is to drive my turnouts (switches/points) and I am still awaiting the Rx for that, I will let you know how it goes.How is it working out Jimmy?
Testing so far has highlighted only one issue and that is one stock rail is lower vertically than the frog causing a slight bump so far no derailments have occurred both forward and reverse at high and low speed and I can live with that as it fits in with the theme of a budget conscious railway.Finished making my first set of points (Mk1) they are a #5 set i.e. there is a 1 inch convergence 5 inches from the frog point.
Bit of a learning curve building them e.g. burned some sleepers when soldering.
They test OK with a bogie pushed through by hand so it now on to "user trials" using some locos and wagons to tweak any errors before being put into service.
They differ from other points in that there is no pivot for the blades they just bend about 5-10mm
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User trial setup
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